With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
Worked in repousse, possibly once part of an ornamental piece of armor.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
A very rare variety of the Chinese repeating crossbow that shoots large pellets.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
The archetype Chinese bamboo helmet that is often seen on early photos.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
Comprising of a bow, arrows, and string sent to the U.S.A. in 1964 plus an associated quiver.
An old Korean hornbow from the 50s or 60s with string and arrows.
Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China fro
A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the
Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
A sinew-backed bow with rather nice lacquer work.
With design features reminiscent of Persian and Indian bows.
Japanese mail set, with small ring vest and coif sewn to a thick cotton undergarment.
One of the last bows by Yang Wentong, father of Yang Fuxi.
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
Combining surplus Qing mounts with Mongol leatherwork.
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
The first of its kind I've ever seen on the market.
Of a type worn among others by the Valiant Cavalry.
A quiver of the late Qing dynasty.
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
An early type of Korean soldier's helmet.
This one has the early, peaked form and is signed by its maker.
A pair of Samurai shin protectors finished with Dutch "goudleer".
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
The famous tiger faced rattan shield as used by Chinese skirmishers.
From my personal collection. A quiver that was once worn at court ceremonies by high ranked officers and imperial…
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
A large Chinese rattan shield called tengpai, used by special front-line troops.
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
Carbon dated to 1175-1275 A.D. with 95,4% certainty, the height of the Mongol conquest period.
With iron mounts with golden overlay of dragons.
A very rare matching set of Korean bowcase and quiver.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.